Need to Know - Facebook - a threat and an opportunity
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Need to Know - Facebook - a threat and an opportunity

You’ve heard and read about the scandal surrounding Facebook. The personal information of 50 million Facebook users was captured or transferred, legally and transparently, by a right-wing consulting firm called Cambridge Analytics. Outrageous but nothing new. Not only does Facebook allow the farming of its data but that’s how it makes its money. And most of our movement submits its data to Facebook for precisely that purpose. How dangerous is this?

Need to Know - Facebook - a threat and an opportunity

Please join us now for the webinar. You’ve heard and read about the scandal surrounding Facebook. The personal information of 50 million Facebook users was captured or transferred, legally and transparently, by a right-wing consulting firm called Cambridge Analytics. Outrageous but nothing new. Not only does Facebook allow the farming of its data but that’s how it makes its money. And most of our movement submits its data to Facebook for precisely that purpose.

The "Movement Technologist Statement": Webinar Thursday, March 22, 3:30 pm Eastern

Over 20 activists and organizations who work with technology have issued a ground-breaking statement about how our movements and our techies relate and how that needs to change. Learn more about it at our free webinar, Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 pm Eastern time. Please join the webinar. https://participate.mayfirst.org/ Join Technologist/activist Idalin Bobé, Progressive Technology Project’s Alice Aguilar and May First/People Link’s Alfredo Lopez If you can’t make the webinar, please read and sign the statement:

The "Movement Technologist Statement": Webinar Thursday, March 22, 3:30 pm Eastern

Over 20 activists and organizations who work with technology have issued a ground-breaking statement about how our movements and our techies relate and how that needs to change. Learn more about it at our free webinar, Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 pm Eastern time. Please join the webinar. https://participate.mayfirst.org/ Join Technologist/activist Idalin Bobé, Progressive Technology Project’s Alice Aguilar and May First/People Link’s Alfredo Lopez If you can’t make the webinar, please read and sign the statement:

Need to Know: Challenges to Our Internet Under Trump Webinar on Thursday, February 22

Alice Aguilar from the Progressive Technology Project facilitated a conversation with Center for Media Justice’s Steven Renderos, Free Press’s Jessica Gonzalez and May First Leadership Committee Member and Highlander Eductation Team Admin Samir Hazboun on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Listen to the english or spanish recordings. We’ll be talking about preserving our Internet and expanding its access against the Trump Adminstration which is attacking its neutrality, expanding surveillance, and staunchly denying affordable and simple access to millions of people in this country.

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